Carr, John, Civil War Letters A Collection in Special Collections

A Guide to John Carr Civil War Letters, 1862-1863 Ms.2015.035

A Collection in Special Collections


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2015.035
Title
John Carr Civil War Letters,1862
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Carr, John
Language
English .
Abstract
This collection contains photocopies and transcriptions of the Civil War-era letters of Private John Carr, who served with the 2nd Stuart Horse Artillery of the Confederate Army.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the John Carr Civil War Letters must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: John Carr Civil War Letters, Ms2015-035, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

John Carr Civil War Letters was donated to Special Collections in 2007.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the John Carr Civil War Letters was completed in July 2015.


Biographical Note

A resident of Floyd County, Virginia, John Carr enlisted as a private in the Second Stuart Horse Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia, Confederate Army in Richmond, Virginia, on April 15, 1862, after he was recruited by John Pelham. His brother Joseph served in the same battery of the 2nd Stuart Horse Artillery.

Scope and Content

This collection contains photocopies and transcriptions of the Civil War letters of Private John Carr, 2nd Stuart Horse Artillery of the Confederate Army. Addressed to his wife Julia and son John, the letters were written by John Carr while in Confederate camps in southern Virginia in 1862 and 1863. He discusses his health, troop movements, and his debts. The typed transcriptions also contain a small amount of biographical information about Carr.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by type of material.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Container List

folder 1
Photocopies,
1862-1863
folder 1
Transcriptions,
undated